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Red Barn Hat

Knitting
December 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Pattern Ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
145 - 175 yards (133 - 160 m)
18-1/2" and 21-1/4" head circumference
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This simple ribbed hat and mittens are designed for either women or men. The hat features a comfortable, stretchy random ribbing and can be worn with a turn-up brim or as a loose slouch. The warm and cozy mittens feature gusseted thumbs and matching random ribbing. (Pattern contains both hat and mittens.)

These items are sized for adults. If you wish to wear the hat primarily in a slouch style, choose the larger of the two finished sizes. Both the hat and a pair of mittens can be knit from 2 skeins of the Brigit Worsted used in the samples.

Vermont has numerous red barns, with rusty-red weathered wooden planks, protecting farmer’s stock throughout the long winter months. The state also is home to a distinctive style of red barn with a rounded, dome-shaped roof. Those barns are the inspiration for the simple pair of mittens and hat.